Jan Latalski (Bishop of Gniezno)

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Jan Latalski (1463 - 1540) was a medieval Bishop of Kraków, Poznan, Archbishop of Gniezno, and Primate of Poland.[1]

Jan Latalski

Born in 1463 into the Prawdzic Polish noble family, he studied at the Cracow Academy. He was a pastor of Saint Peter and Paul church in Kostrzyn nad Odrą. From 1498 to 1505 he was a Chancellor for Elizabeth Rakuszanki, and Royal Secretary from 1504.

As Envoy of King Sigismund I the Old, he negotiated with the Teutonic Knights in Toruń in 1511, and in 1517 he led negotiations with the hospodarem.

In 1525 he was made the Bishop of Poznan with the support of Queen Bona and in 1536 was elected Bishop of Kraków. In 1537 he was made Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland.

He died in 1540 and was buried in the Cathedral of Gniezno.[2]


  1. ^ Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno at GCatholic.org
  2. ^ Marceli Kosman: between the altar and the throne: the Polish primates. Poznan, Poland: 2000. ISBN 83-7272-017-7.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Andrzej Krzycki
Archbishop of Gniezno
Succeeded by
Piotr Gamrat